Nov 29

Sumner Planting Recap

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 12:24 PM by Allan Warren

Sumner Planting bPCD and the City of Sumner send a huge shout out to the 20 hearty men, women, and children who came out Saturday, October 15th to plant 120 trees at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Despite dire storm warnings, only a steady rain materialized, which is great planting weather! As these plants grow, this site along the Puyallup River will be transformed from a weedy lawn to a native habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Aug 30

Site Stewards Tend to Habitat Plantings

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:54 AM by Allan Warren

Reise Planting (pg 7)For the past several years, PCD has had the pleasure of working with PCC Farmland Trust to install a hedgerow and enhance a riparian buffer at the historic Reise farm near Orting (now known as Four Elements Farm). The first 700’ of hedgerow was installed in the spring of 2014; another 1000’ was planted this past spring. In between, volunteers planted 820 trees and shrubs along Ball Creek, a tributary to the Puyallup River whose headwaters start on this property. And how, you might ask, are all these plants doing?

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Aug 30

District Welcomes New Habitat Improvement Coordinator!

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:27 AM by Allan Warren

Kate NewKate Terpstra joined the District in June as the new Habitat Improvement Coordinator. This position, previously held by Bill Simper, largely involves coordinating knotweed eradication and native revegetation projects. She will also manage the District’s Annual Native Plant Sale, and is currently in the process of developing new habitat monitoring and restoration projects and programs for the District.

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